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  Reply # 906270 2-Oct-2013 10:42
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If you're getting the Z1 and have PS3 controller make sure to buy a USB OTG cable, that way you'll be able to pair it up for wireless use :)

So nice that Sony FINALLY added that to their Android devices officially.




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  Reply # 906285 2-Oct-2013 10:47
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nzrocketman: I'm going to Vodafone at lunch time to paly around with it, if its in the store. maybe tempted to get this if they let me have a look at the screen before buying.

I might work out how to put the uk version on it bcos I think new Zealand will be slow at getting all the firmware updates.

There 4 out atm. with the one you imported have you got the updates yet


Oh yeah I forgot to mention yesterday I had an over the air update for the firmware version 14.1.G.1.534

I believe that's the latest firmware, I don't know what the changes were but apparently it's improved the performance of the camera.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 906290 2-Oct-2013 10:53
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myndlyz: Oh yeah I forgot to mention yesterday I had an over the air update for the firmware version 14.1.G.1.534

I believe that's the latest firmware, I don't know what the changes were but apparently it's improved the performance of the camera.


Year its camera performance and from what I've seen and read its made quite a bit of a difference.  I might try it on the new Zealand version for a bit to see if they push out the updates at the same time.  If not ill put a uk version on so I can get the updates. 

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  Reply # 906328 2-Oct-2013 11:17
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nzrocketman:
myndlyz: Oh yeah I forgot to mention yesterday I had an over the air update for the firmware version 14.1.G.1.534

I believe that's the latest firmware, I don't know what the changes were but apparently it's improved the performance of the camera.


Year its camera performance and from what I've seen and read its made quite a bit of a difference.  I might try it on the new Zealand version for a bit to see if they push out the updates at the same time.  If not ill put a uk version on so I can get the updates. 


Oh ok, be interesting to see when the nz versions get it

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  Reply # 906493 2-Oct-2013 15:29
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If anything to go by Xperia Z experience, the update should only be 1-2 weeks delay. I prefer phone with local ROM for best performance





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  Reply # 906650 2-Oct-2013 20:19
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I'm in the UK and still have 14.1.G.1.518 on mine, I just tried a manual update but it says all my software is up to date..




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  Reply # 906661 2-Oct-2013 20:27
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ScuL: I'm in the UK and still have 14.1.G.1.518 on mine, I just tried a manual update but it says all my software is up to date..


is yours from a carrier or factory unlocked?

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myndlyz:
ScuL: I'm in the UK and still have 14.1.G.1.518 on mine, I just tried a manual update but it says all my software is up to date..


is yours from a carrier or factory unlocked?


 

Vodafone UK non-branded, I just manually checked the update and 534 is available now.
(I rooted the phone btw)




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  Reply # 906903 3-Oct-2013 09:17
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It looks like the phone is now available from Telecom





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  Reply # 906904 3-Oct-2013 09:21
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nakedmolerat: It looks like the phone is now available from Telecom


I wonder if they have black and white or just the black one.

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myndlyz:
nakedmolerat: It looks like the phone is now available from Telecom


I wonder if they have black and white or just the black one.
they said available on Friday the 4th.

however we were told Vodafone was yesterday. I went into 2 stores and they both said about 3 weeks away

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  Reply # 906986 3-Oct-2013 11:45
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The recently unveiled Xperia Z1 is a waterproof smartphone that comes with a 20.7 megapixel camera and includes built-in near field communication (NFC) technology. The Sony smartphone also features the new and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

 

 

 

Telecom plans and pricing for the Sony Xperia Z1.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$999

 

 

$0 on a 24-month plan

 

 

$139 per month

 

 

 

 

Customers can now purchase this device by either going to www.telecom.co.nz or visiting their nearest Telecom store.  

 







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  Reply # 906993 3-Oct-2013 11:52
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ouf $140 per month is a lot.
The Vodafone UK priceplan is £42 per month (around $84) and includes 2GB of data, unlimited texts & minutes within the UK and a free subscription to Spotify (premium)




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  Reply # 907004 3-Oct-2013 12:22
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ScuL: ouf $140 per month is a lot.
The Vodafone UK priceplan is £42 per month (around $84) and includes 2GB of data, unlimited texts & minutes within the UK and a free subscription to Spotify (premium)

Welcome to New Zealand Highly Priced Telecommunications sector

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  Reply # 907022 3-Oct-2013 12:43
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nzrocketman:
ScuL: ouf $140 per month is a lot.
The Vodafone UK priceplan is £42 per month (around $84) and includes 2GB of data, unlimited texts & minutes within the UK and a free subscription to Spotify (premium)

Welcome to New Zealand Highly Priced Telecommunications sector


The retail price on the phone is better though, priced at £660 in most places here (NZ$1290)





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